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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 in 3D

Anyone heading down to the Isle of Wight Festival this weekend will be missing a first time experience. Sky Arts is showing the event live in 3D. How’s that for a full festival experience?

This is the first time a UK music festival will be broadcast live in 3D.

Those not fortunate enough to get tickets will be able to watch the festival in full live in 3D on Sky Arts 1 HD and Sky 3D. Sky plan to show 2 hours of live 3D coverage everyday of the event.

The festival marks the birth of a new technical age, a revolution in the way we watch festivals, but the question remains – will it be any good in 3D?

Do you really want to experience the bottles flying out towards you, see that sweaty man’s back right up close, all in glorious 3D? However this could be as close as you will get to those famous rock stars if you’re not planning to visit the festival.

“Everyone at Sky is extremely excited about the long-term opportunities of 3D and we’re intent on giving customers a whole new viewing experience,” said Director of Sky 3D John Cassy.

“The festivals we have chosen to partner attract some of the biggest and most exciting acts. We are particularly excited about Bestival and the Isle of Wight festivals where well break new ground by bringing them to the life through 3D.”

The Isle of White is an iconic UK festival with previous headliners including Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and The Who. This year’s headliners include The Kings of Leon, Pulp, Foo Fighters and Kasabian.

The line isn’t too bad either, featuring Kaiser Chiefs, Tom Jones, Liam Gallagher’s new band Beady Eye and Beck and more.

Besitval, which takes place in September, will also be filmed in 3D for Sky. Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank, who is curating the festival said Bestival in 3D will be a mind-blowing explosion of colour and multi-dimensional music and mayhem.”

Whatever the outcome of festivals in 3D, we will just have to wait and see. The Isle of Wright Festival will be shown from 10pm Friday to Sunday.


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